I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween and a fun night of trick or treating! I've been a bit missing in action lately. I wish as you get older, life would slow down a bit, but it seems to get busier and busier! We have had some excitement this week such as my son visiting the ER for a severe allergic reaction, hurricane, and loosing power. Thankfully, we are back up and running and trying to get back to a normal life! Although, I don't think I even know what normal life really is! Doesn't it seem like each day brings new excitement into life!
I love November and love to really examine what we are grateful for. I feel like it is so important for children to be able to reflect on their many blessings. I am hoping this weekend, we can get our Grateful Tree up and running. It should be easy since we have a lot of branches lying around outside! Thank you Hurricane Sandy!
This week, I am so very thankful for the lessons I have been taught and learned on being prepared. My faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), stresses the importance of always being prepared. As my husband and I were working on preparation last week, we found that there was very little we needed to do. We needed to buy a few extra extension cords, more gas for our generator, and I did laundry, but other than that we were prepared to last without electricity for several weeks. In the future, I am hoping to share ways we have worked on becoming prepared as well as resources I have felt to be very helpful. Often times, people have joked about our crazy food and water storage and emergency supplies, but it is so comforting to know that in case of disaster or a job layoff, we would be fine for an extended period of time!
If you are interested in learinng more about emergency preparedness, I recently read a great book, Survival Mom by Lisa Bedford.
I think it is a great resource to get started on preparedness and has a lot of easy checklists and suggestions. She also runs a blog, Survival Mom. I encourage everyone to check it out!
I hope the start of November has been wonderful for everyone! Bring on the pumpkin pie!!!